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Old 8th August 2013, 13:42   #2851
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Denizens of South Bangalore, this one is for you.

On my way to work this afternoon, I saw a newly constructed commercial building - and it is slated to house a new branch of Whitefield Renault. Google Maps coordinates (12.906499,77.58046).

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Isn't this right after Gopalan Mall (Rajarajeshwari Nagar Arch signal) on Mysore Road, on the left after crossing the signal? Remember seeing it last week on my way to Blue Hyundai A.S.S.

The location seems a bit iffy though. This junction has terrible traffic most of the day, and there's a BMTC bus stop just a few meters from the gate.

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Isn't this right after Gopalan Mall (Rajarajeshwari Nagar Arch signal) on Mysore Road, on the left after crossing the signal? Remember seeing it last week on my way to Blue Hyundai A.S.S.
It is on the Ring Road, J.P. Nagar, between the JP Nagar 6th Phase bus stop and GR Vishwanath underpass. Nowhere close to RR Nagar/Mysore Road.
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It is on the Ring Road, J.P. Nagar, between the JP Nagar 6th Phase bus stop and GR Vishwanath underpass. Nowhere close to RR Nagar/Mysore Road.
There's a building with a big Renault board and logo at the spot I mentioned too. I maybe getting locations mixed up. Will verify on my next visit to the area.

Edit: Yep, it's there. Found this on Google Maps. Good for South Bangaloreans. Two showrooms to choose from.

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Guys, just going a bit off track from the above posts of submerged Dusters, but could not stop myself from sharing this.

Took my Duster for a long long drive yesterday.
Where from: Kolkata.
Where to: Delhi. Yes, you read it right, Delhi.
With my 5 yr old son safely saddled in the entire rear seat, my wife as navigator, I started off at 4am in the morning.

1465kms, in a single day, reached Delhi around 10.30pm.

What a car, loveing every minute of my association with it.

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1465kms, in a single day, reached Delhi around 10.30pm.
Brilliant!!
That must have been some ride, close to 16 hours.
I have done a couple of them in my old car, and was quite tired at the end.
Cant wait to do one in my Duster.

Himadri, the skid plate looks marvelous. I am waiting for you to share the details .
Have you planned any more tweaks to it?
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Guys, just going a bit off track from the above posts of submerged Dusters, but could not stop myself from sharing this.

Took my Duster for a long long drive yesterday.
Where from: Kolkata.
Where to: Delhi. Yes, you read it right, Delhi.
With my 5 yr old son safely saddled in the entire rear seat, my wife as navigator, I started off at 4am in the morning.

1465kms, in a single day, reached Delhi around 10.30pm.

What a car, loveing every minute of my association with it.
Wow! Hats off. Cheers
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.....Took my Duster for a long long drive yesterday.
Where from: Kolkata.
Where to: Delhi. Yes, you read it right, Delhi.
With my 5 yr old son safely saddled in the entire rear seat, my wife as navigator, I started off at 4am in the morning.

1465kms, in a single day, reached Delhi around 10.30pm.

What a car, loveing every minute of my association with it.
The similarities never end.I too have a 4 year old son who can be a handful at times.I feel that Duster is one vehicle which really does not demand too much of your attention.Regardless of the insane pricing, A sense of accomplishment fills me every time I see my son sleeping on the rear seat with a look of perfect contentment which is priceless. A no nonsense vehicle which just goes about doing it's job allowing you to just enjoy the little things that make a long drive pleasurable/memorable.I have never felt so safe or never trusted the reliability of any vehicle the same way I look at the Duster.
1465 kms for 16 hours means an average speed of almost 92 Km/hr inclusive of time for breakfast,lunch, chai, restroom and re-fuelling (dont tell me you did the entire stretch on a single full tank). What were you doing, flying?
What was the fuel average?
The "inter-cooler protector" has come out really well. I would really love to see a photo which illustrates where the lower mounting of the grill is located on the under chassis.
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The similarities never end.I too have a 4 year old son who can be a handful at times.I feel that Duster is one vehicle which really does not demand too much of your attention.Regardless of the insane pricing,
And add to it: You get what you want minus all the attention that a vehicle may seek. Duster, does its job by passing through a corner rather than hogging all the headlines of the centre stage. That was one thing which I went on to influence my buying decision in a big way. In that respect the understated elegance of Duster, works for me in a much nicer way.
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1465kms, in a single day, reached Delhi around 10.30pm.
Awesome! Testament to the seating ergonomics of the vehicle.
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Brilliant!!
That must have been some ride, close to 16 hours.
Boss, its 18.5 hours from 4am to 10.30pm in the night.

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1465 kms for 16 hours means an average speed of almost 92 Km/hr inclusive of time for breakfast,lunch, chai, restroom and re-fuelling (dont tell me you did the entire stretch on a single full tank). What were you doing, flying?
What was the fuel average?
The "inter-cooler protector" has come out really well. I would really love to see a photo which illustrates where the lower mounting of the grill is located on the under chassis.
Thanks Neil, we seem to think very alike.
Its 1465kms in 18.5 hrs. Avg speed of 80kms per hr.
FE, as the car shows, 15.8.

I maintained a steady speed of 100-120km/hr, never more than that.
One stop for refuelling, one for food inside the car and a few more to answer natures call.

The entire stretch is like a toll market, have preserved all toll reciepts.
Just as the plastic skid plate ends on either side you would see two 18mm head bolts.
These are chassis bolts, holding the plate underneath.

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Boss, its 18.5 hours from 4am to 10.30pm in the night.

Thanks Neil, we seem to think very alike.
Its 1465kms in 18.5 hrs. Avg speed of 80kms per hr.
FE, as the car shows, 15.8.

I maintained a steady speed of 100-120km/hr, never more than that.
One stop for refuelling, one for food inside the car and a few more to answer natures call.

The entire stretch is like a toll market, have preserved all toll reciepts.
Just as the plastic skid plate ends on either side you would see two 18mm head bolts.
These are chassis bolts, holding the plate underneath.
Slightly OT but is the whole route good now? You kept amazing speeds throughout.

What was the route? You should write a short travelogue with car performance in your car thread maybe.
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1465kms, in a single day, reached Delhi around 10.30pm.

What a car, loveing every minute of my association with it.
Awesome. Not sure whether I'll be able to drive these many kilometers in a day but would definitely like to drive one day on such a route where you can maintain an average speed of 80-90 km for a trip exceeding 800 or more km.

Good to know that duster behaved perfectly for such a long trip in a day. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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1465kms, in a single day, reached Delhi around 10.30pm.

What a car, loveing every minute of my association with it.
Wow! That's some trip. You are surely made of something else.

I drove Bangalore to Ooty this weekend, not back yet. Duster sure is very comfy and powerful.
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